Household, Institutional and Industrial Cleaning



Stepan Company provides an extensive product portfolio of anionic, nonionic, cationic and amphoteric surfactants to the household, institutional and industrial (HI&I) cleaning industry. We are also committed to staying abreast of key market trends and the ever-changing regulatory environment that impacts our business.

Stepan prides itself in having more than 50 years of experience in formulating for the HI&I industry, ranging from light-duty household to heavy-duty industrial lubricants. Our dedicated HI&I Business Management, Market Management and Research & Development teams provide focused support to our direct and distribution customers on a global basis, whether it be formulating side-by-side with a customer or providing a link to our distributor e-learning series on a specific hard-surface topic.

Stepan Dishwashing

Stepan Company provides anionic, nonionic and amphoteric surfactants for the global hand and autodish detergent markets. For example, our amine oxides are the key to foam mileage in the HI&I detergents industries. Depending on customer preference, Stepan is able to provide quality ingredients in a variety of forms from water-thin liquids to viscous pastes. We also offer and continue to develop concentrated blends for those looking for a fully formulated solution.

Stepan's HI&I Business and Research and Development departments work globally with our customers who each have unique requirements when it comes to viscosity building, foam mileage and grease removal. Our R&D personnel are focused on innovation, formulation development, performance analysis, customer support and methods development. Stepan is committed to the development of new surfactant technologies that address our customer's sustainability and cost performance objectives.

CleanGredients®-Listed Stepan Products

CleanGredients® is an on-line database of institutional and industrial (I&I) cleaning product ingredients in which suppliers have provided verified information about the environmental health and human safety of listed ingredients. Stepan has listed the following ingredients and all meet the U.S. EPA Safer Choice Program's surfactant screen. We will continued to evaluate and list surfactants for hard surface cleaning, carpet cleaning, laundry and hand dish soap.  If you do not see a product listed, do not assume it cannot be!  For further guidance, contact Stepan North America Technical Service or reference Stepan's CleanGredients® Product and Formulation Guide

Stepan's U.S. EPA-Approved Solutions Effective Against the Novel Coronavirus


Health and safety organizations continue to closely monitor the respiratory disease caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Stepan Company offers U.S. EPA-Approved end use formulations that meet the criteria for applications against emerging viral pathogens, and therefore may be considered for use as hard surface disinfectants against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19. Click here to learn more about Stepan's portfolio of U.S. EPA-approved end use formulations.